A wicked woman who brutally tortured her stepdaughter and inflicted serious injuries on her has been arrested by the police in Ogun State.
The woman identified as Kudirat Oyediran, a hairdresser brutalized the stepdaughter identified as Rachael Oyediran.
According to reports, 32-year-old Kudirat allegedly tortured the five-year-old for bed-wetting and disobedience. The incident happened in Okeore, Atan Ota, in the Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The woman was arrested after a neighbour reported the alleged torture to the police at the Onipanu division.
It was gathered that the little girl’s mother died five years ago and the stepmother has been taking care of her after marrying the girl’s father.
Explaining how the incident happened, the hairdresser said: “She is my stepdaughter and I have been taking good care of her. But she is very stubborn. If I give an instruction, she won’t follow it. She is bed-wetting and I have cautioned her several times. She is also fond of stealing pieces of meat from the pot of stew. I only beat her with brooms; I don’t use any object on her. I promise not to beat her again.”
According to Punch, the girl has been handed over to the father for proper care.
“On May 30, a Good Samaritan reported at the station that one Kudirat Oyediran of Okeore was in the habit of constantly assaulting her stepdaughter, Rachael. As a result, she sustained serious bruises on her back. The mother of the victim died three months after her birth. Her father married the suspect so she could take care of her. The woman has a six-month-old baby.
“The girl would have been transferred to a motherless home, but her father and some community elders pleaded that she should not be taken there. The father wrote an undertaking to ensure her proper upkeep before she was released to him.” a source revealed.
The incident was confirmed by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi as the case will soon be charged to court.